Basic Life Support (BLS)
CPR and AED (Adult/Infant/Child) for Healthcare Providers
Advanced level of CPR training for individuals who have a job-related "duty to respond" to emergencies. The 4-hour course includes an overview of the body systems and medical issues. Participants learn how to recognize and provide care for cardiac and respiratory emergencies for adults, children, and infants, with special emphasis on two or more rescuer CPR and the use of the resuscitation mask, bag-valve-mask and Automated External Defibrillator. Techniques for minimizing the risk of disease transmission and for special resuscitation situations are included. This course is especially recommended for medical professionals, lifeguards, aerobics/fitness/sports instructors, public and private safety/security employees and first responders. This is an instructor-led course, American Heart Association certificate is valid for 2 years. A written and practical test must be completed. Healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.
Learn the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
Learn all the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
Learn the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one
provide effective ventilations with a barrier device
Learn the importance of team resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during CPR
This course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed, healthcare professionals, including:
emergency medical technicians
respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists
medical or nursing students in training
aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel